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Glyptocephalus cynoglossus


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lexID:
4927 
AphiaID:
127136 
Scientific:
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus 
German:
Hundszunge, Rotzunge,Aalbutt 
English:
Witch Flounder 
Category:
Bathidés 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Pleuronectiformes (Order) > Pleuronectidae (Family) > Glyptocephalus (Genus) > cynoglossus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
the Isle of Man, the Faroe Islands, Atlantique Est, Atlantique Ouest, Canada, Espagne, Groenland, îles britanniques, Islande, littoraux européens, USA 
Size:
bis zu 60cm 
Temperature:
2°C - 6°C 
Food:
Sea squirts, Copepods, alevin, arénicole, crevettes, crustacés, Daphnia salina, escargots, étoiles de mer, Invertébrés, moules, poissons (petits poissons) 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-31 15:52:51 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Northern Spain to northern Norway. Western Atlantic: Gulf of St. Lawrence and Grand Banks in Canada to North Carolina in USA.

Biology
Inhabits soft mud bottoms in fairly deep water. Benthic. Feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes, brittle stars and fishes.

Synonymised taxa:
Glyptocephalus acadianus Gill, 1873-74
Platessa elongata Yarrell, 1839
Pleuronectes cynoglossus Linnaeus, 1758
Pleuronectes nigromanus Nilsson, 1829
Pleuronectes saxicola Faber, 1828

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